Sep 212014
 

After our busy day playing tourist in Richmond on Friday, we decided to stay at home over the weekend. I always have plenty of writing projects to keep me busy and Terry wanted to work on her latest weaving project. At least that’s what she said. Instead she tackled the latest backlog of paperwork, logging […]

Mar 102014
 

Note: I get a lot of requests for information on vending at RV rallies. This is an updated article that first ran in the March-April, 2007 issue of the Gypsy Journal. It sounds like a great idea. Find a couple of products, buy a folding table or two, and pay for your travels by selling […]

We Don’t Go There

 Posted by at 2:40 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 042013
 

Sometimes I think I should cancel our Dish Network satellite TV service because nothing on the gazillion channels on there is as entertaining as some of the e-mail I get. Consider the example I pasted in below, which came yesterday. “I got a copy of your paper at Camping World but from what I can […]

I See Live People

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 102012
 

After days of being cooped up inside trying to escape the blistering heat wave that has blanketed much of the country, for the last two days people here at Elkhart Campground have started coming back out of their RVs, blinking their eyes in the sunlight, and looking like refugees from bomb shelters. For a while […]

Rally Day One

 Posted by at 1:03 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 062012
 

Yesterday was easier on the parking crew than Sunday, when we parked 129 RVs. I don’t think we parked more than a dozen or so more rigs. Actually, I didn’t park any myself, the guys greeted new arrivals out front as they trickled in, and Greg pretty much led them all in and got them […]

Mar 042012
 

Today the madness starts. My blogs for the next few days may be shorter than usual, because we’ll be getting up early and working late. When all of the seminars are over for the day, the door prizes are passed out, and the buildings swept out and locked up for the night, we still have […]

And The Wind Blew

 Posted by at 1:03 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 032012
 

It’s often windy here in Arizona, and since we’ve been in Yuma we’ve had occasional winds that lasted a few hours and then died down. But Thursday and Friday the wind really increased and it never seemed to let up. It has been blowing so hard that the thick welcome mat outside our door has […]

Mar 102011
 

The fun at the Gypsy Journal rally never stops, from sunup to long past sundown. If you come to one of these events and are bored, it’s your own fault. You must be hiding in your RV, or something! The first seminar I gave yesterday was called Laugh Your Way Across The USA, which is […]

Watch Your Step

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 072011
 

Please watch where you step today, the butts of our entire rally parking crew are dragging, and I don’t want you to step on them! 🙂 Compared to the Early Bird parking day last year, yesterday was a breeze. Yes, everybody worked very hard, but the weather cooperated, we had a good plan of attack, […]

It’s Early Bird Day!

 Posted by at 12:00 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 062011
 

Well, all of the weeks of planning and preparation are behind us, and today is the day the Early Birds arrive at the Yuma Fairgrounds for our Fifth Annual Western Gypsy Gathering RV Rally! We know we have a long, hard day ahead of us, but at least the weatherman is not predicting the severe […]